Kathy Gantz - Board Chair

Kathy and her husband purchased their home on Easy Lane in 2013 and made Wolfe Island their permanent residence 2017. She has been in healthcare for 40 years working at Canadian Blood Services. During that time, she held various position and is now the Director of Canadian Blood Services Stem Cell program.

Kathy has been a volunteer on a number of board of directors for the various sports activities her children were in while growing up. Most notable was 10 years with Canada’s 7th largest skating club.

“Volunteering has always been important to me and blending my past experiences in healthcare and volunteering, made participating on the board of directors for the Wolfe Island Community Medical Centre a perfect way to contribute to the community.”

Nancy Lyons - Vice President

Nancy held a variety of positions in the areas of Organizational Development, Health, Safety and Wellness during her 28 year career working for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in Toronto, her most recent being Director of the Healthy Workplace Centre providing disability management and wellness services and programs for over 4000 employees across Ontario. After retiring, she moved to Wolfe Island with her spouse, Margaret Webb, in 2017.

 Originally from Nova Scotia, Nancy loves the rural nature of WI and its laid-back east-coast kind of vibe with islanders looking out for each other and pitching in to contribute to the community. 

Sheila MacDonald - Treasurer

Sheila’s mother, Rita Greenwood, was born on Wolfe Island to a family that arrived here 200 years ago. Rita married father Leo MacDonald (Kingston) who was in mining and so her family grew up in Northern Ontario. The family came to Kingston/Wolfe Island every summer to visit with relatives. Because of the deep family connection, the Island is a very special place for Sheila and her siblings. Sheila graduated from the University of Toronto and then joined the Royal Bank of Canada for 38 years.

The last 10 years of her career she was the Director of Human Resource Services for Canada, UK, Europe and Asia with a staff of 250 people. In 2015 she retired and within a couple of years with her husband Sandy, made the decision to move to Wolfe Island and ultimately purchased and renovated a home here in 2017, moving in 2019.

“It is important to me, now that I am retired, to give back to my community and so I joined the Board of the Medical Clinic. I very much enjoy being able to contribute to the well-being of my fellow Island residents.”

Paul Taenzer - Secretary

Paul Taenzer is a semi-retired clinical psychologist who moved to Wolfe Island with his wife Judith Kinghorn in 2010. Paul’s career included various roles including patient care, healthcare research, management, education, and training, as well as service on the board of directors of a Canadian national professional not-for-profit corporation. He currently serves as the Secretary for the Board.

Yveta Tesar - Board Member

Yveta Tesar immigrated to Canada from then Czechoslovakia in 1985 and settled on Wolfe Island where she has resided for more than 30 years. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston with a dual Diploma of Computer Programmer Analyst and School of Business and works for the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care as a Senior System Testing Analyst.  Yveta has been involved in  IT projects supporting the work of the Ministry of Health to provide services throughout the health system in Ontario.

Most recently she worked on a variety of COVID-related applications, Safe Drinking Water applications or applications supporting Public Health Inspectors to provide Inspections to Long Term Care homes.

“I love being part of our Wolfe Island community, and being on Medical Clinic Board gives me opportunity to help inspire participation, development and sustainability for our strong community.”

Joan Dalgleish - Board Member

Joan Dalgleish

When Joan and her husband retired they purchased a home on Easy Lane Wolfe Island as a summer home in 2015 but have now made Wolfe Island their permanent home and love it here.

Joan graduated from KGH Radiology in 1970 as an Xray technologist and then moved to BC with her new hubby. Since then Joan has worked in several different hospitals and Health Care Facilities around BC with the last 17 years of her career as the site co-ordinator for Medical Imaging for Whistler and Pemberton BC making her very familiar with the challenges faced by rural Health Care Centres.

Joan is passionate about health care and is very excited to be part of the WICMC.

Schuyler Schmidt - Board Member

Schuyler is a CSEP-clinical exercise physiologist and mom who has called Wolfe Island home for 6 years. Schuyler has extensive employment and volunteer experience in the health and wellness sector and community engagement. She is looking forward to working alongside the Medical Clinic Board to support making Wolfe Island the healthiest island in Canada.